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Meeting notes: October 10, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer. There were 25 members and 2 visitors in attendance. The meeting was held at the Hendricks County Airport

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from September were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :John Farmer

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• The repeater is working fine. Weeds within the fenced in area are gone. Gate code has been changed.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Last hospital test net for this year is October 20, 2016. Time is 9:30am on 147.570 MHz. Next year this net will start on January 21,2017 at 10:30am, and every third Saturday thereafter till November.
• Monthly HCARES meeting will begin on January 18, 2017 at 7pm @ Senior Services Center in Danville. Along with this meeting will be a training session.

RACES Report : Bob Burns
• The process is slow of making the RACES ID badges.
• Halloween Patrol notices for this year have been sent out.

Old Business :
• Hilltop attendance was 18 this year.
• Maybe have another hilltop operating next year.

New Business :
• Change of this year’s Dinner plans ?
• Nominating of the club’s officers for 2017.
• Amateur radio training class for 2017
• Hamfest committee.
• A parade committee. Head of this is Dennis Gilbey.
• Scott Martin will print the club’s hamfest flyers for members to take to the Ft. Wayne Hamfest.

Other Announcements :
• Saturday October 15 is the scouts JOTA (Jamboree on the air) with testing at 2pm.
• Tony Tolbert W9AMT will talk about DMR at the next club meeting.
• Tom Hansen invited the club to participate in the ARRL’s Sweepstakes, Nov.19-21. Tom has already rented the county fairgrounds Grandstand for this event.

Special Report :
• Scott Martin did a presentation on batteries for your HT

Meeting closed : At 8:45 pm Barry Palencer made a motion to close the meeting, which was seconded by Jay Wright.

Respectfully submitted, Ron Burke KB9DJA